ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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Allanah Faherty

Maddex is a little boy who has suffered more in his five years than any person should in a lifetime.

After a year of grueling cancer treatments Maddex was asked to make a wish by the amazing Make-A-Wish foundation, his answer was instant: 'I want to be Godzilla.'

Madzilla waits on set
Madzilla waits on set

Throughout his horrible ordeal with cancer, Godzilla had become an unlikely source of comfort to Maddex - so it was natural that his wish would be to star as Godzilla in his own movie.

What a kick-ass dream!

With the help of Chicago's film community, Madzilla was born.

Madzilla spits out half a car on the set
Madzilla spits out half a car on the set

Maddex's parents were worried that the filming process might exhaust their fragile boy but amazingly it had the opposite effect.

'It was definitely the happiest we've ever seen him' said his father, Tony.

Madzilla takes down Chicago Bulls mascot Benny.
Madzilla takes down Chicago Bulls mascot Benny.

My favorite part of this whole story is that it has only been made possible due to kind-hearted Chicago locals who heard about this brave boy and his unique dream and wanted to help in some small way.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will cameo in the film
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will cameo in the film

Without the huge generosity of people donating time and equipment the project may have cost an impossible $1 million.

MAJOR respect.

I know I'm giving all the volunteers a virtual high five.


  Maddex high fives his assistant director
Maddex high fives his assistant director

Share if you think the volunteers on the Madzilla film project are AWESOME!